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Member Since 09 Oct 2005
Offline Last Active May 23 2017 11:48 AM

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In Topic: Blu Ray movies

23 May 2017 - 11:44 AM

If I remember correctly I spent $49.99 for PowerDVD Ultra.  I'm on their mailing list with my public junk email address and they are constantly sending out sales flyers.  If you don't mind not having the "latest and greatest version" you can pick up a prior revision here;




$39.99 / reputable seller / with a real install disk.


I'm still using version 13 and it has worked fine on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and now Windows 10.


My lifetime AnyDVD HD (Slysoft) subscription worked until about 2 months after the management changed.  The last two updates to the original version started hanging on "trying to contact update server".  I went ahead and purchased an annual license from RedFox and it has been working flawlessly now.  Although I'm still torqued that they basically screwed all of us our of our lifetime license original purchase price......... 

In Topic: Blu Ray movies

23 May 2017 - 10:12 AM

Hey Grem, you can continue to battle the missing AACS and DRM libraries or you can bite the bullet and spring for PowerDVD or similar.  Even if you get the AACS and DRM libraries properly updated and installed there still isn't any guarantee that VLC will play every BR that your throw at it.


Another option would be to spring for some bluray rip software that would allow you to rip the decoded bluray content to your hard drive and play it from there.


Don't mean to sound like a negative Nancy, but I've spent hours trying to get bluray sources to play reliably via VLC and at some point it just seemed like a losing battle.  I went the PowerDVD route and also finally upgraded my installation AnyDVD HD and I sail through most everything now.


Good luck.

In Topic: [FS] GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1070 W/ EK Waterblock

22 May 2017 - 11:20 AM

Delete Thread


Listed on ebay now.


Hey IR, do you want me to delete your thread?

In Topic: GTX 960 4Gb SLi Project

15 May 2017 - 09:39 AM

ya know, if you had bought amd cards you wouldn't have had all these problems.




Right.............  :)

In Topic: What SSD to get and how to migrate to the new one

15 May 2017 - 09:36 AM

I still have the pair of OCZ Vertex drives I bought in 2009...and they were heralded as unreliable.

Generally SSDs seem to outlast their usefulness before they die.


And I still have two Crucial C300 128Gb SSDs that I bought in 2011   :)


Both of them have been running almost 24/7 for all this time in RAID0.  I'm sure that one or the other will eventually die some day, but right now they are like the Die Hard bunny.